Duke’s Gibbons Named ACC Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year
All-ACC Academic Women’s Soccer Team named
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com)– Duke senior defender Christina Gibbons has been named the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford.
Gibbons a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in visual and media studies, is a four-time All-ACC Academic honoree. The 2016 Defensive Player of Year and three-time All-ACC selection also collected First Team NSCAA All-America, NSCAA Scholar All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-America honors following the 2016 season in which she helped lead the Blue Devils to a 15-5-3 overall and 7-2-1 league mark and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship.
All 15 schools are represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team, which includes four student-athletes that earned NSCAA All-America honors in 2016. Six members of the ACC All-Academic Team were named to either 2016 Capital One Academic All-America Team or the NSCAA Scholar All-America Team.
Along with Gibbons, Boston College’s Haley Dowd and Virginia Tech’s Murielle Tiernan also claimed their fourth ACC All-Academic Team honor, while McKenzie Meehan (Boston College), Emily Byorth (Clemson) and Emma Koivisto collected the third of their careers. The ACC All-Academic Team also includes 25 players that were named to the first, second or third All-ACC Team and four members of the ACC All-Freshman Team.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
ACC Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Christina Gibbons, Duke
2016 All-ACC Academic Women’s Soccer Team
(# of *s denote years named to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Soccer Team)
Lauren Berman, Jr., Boston College, Sociology
****Haley Dowd, Sr., Boston College, Communication
***McKenzie Meehan, GS, Boston College, Management
***Emily Byorth, Sr., Clemson, Health Science
Gabby Byorth, Sr., Clemson, Health Science
**Abby Jones, Sr., Clemson, Health Science
**Sam Staab, So., Clemson, Financial Management
**Claire Wagner, Sr., Clemson, Psychology
**Jenna Weston, Sr., Clemson, Management
Schuyler DeBree, Jr., Duke, Environmental Science
Imani Dorsey, Jr., Duke, Environmental Science
****Christina Gibbons, Sr., Duke, Visual and Media Studies